Question about HP G60-120US Laptop
The battery will not charge even though it gets plugged in regularly. Does this laptop need new battery - cost of new battery vs new laptop
If your battery will not charge, you need to run a test on some components on the laptop. The battery, the charger and the laptop itself. Once you detect the faulty conponent then you replace it with a new one.
To test the battery:
1.Power off the laptop,
2.Take out the battery,
3.Insert it in another laptop,
4.Check of it will charge,
If the battery holds a charge there, then it means the problem is not from the battery, but if it does not hold a charge, then it means the battery is defective and need to be replaced with a new one.
To test the charger:
1.Unplug the charger from the present laptop,
2.Connect it to another laptop to see if it will charge.
If it charges the laptop, then it means the charger is alright, and if it does not charge the laptop, then it means the charger is bad and need to be replaced.
To test the laptop:
1.Turn off the laptop,
2.Disconnect your present charger,
3.Remove your present battery pack,
4.Insert a well tested battery into the laptop,
5.Connect a well tested charger to the laptop.
If it powers on, then it and charges, then it means the laptop is working fine, but if it does not charge, then it means the connection port of the laptop is bad.Hope this information was helpful.
Posted on Nov 28, 2012
New battery is around $100. You may have a DC jack on the laptop itself or even a faulty AC brick.
Posted on Nov 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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First of all, you need to make sure your power adapter is providing enough power to both run the laptop & charge the battery. A very good way to do this is to compare your laptop voltage & ampere requirements (written on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop) with the voltage & ampere ratings of the power adapter. Voltages should be the same, or the power adapter's voltage about up to 0.5 volts more than the laptop's voltage rating. Amperage of the power adapter should be at least equal to or greater than the laptop's rating. It should never be less than the laptop's rating, or else the power adapter will be providing insufficient amperes to charge the battery. Of course, the power adapter's nominal amperage might be ok, but it degraded on usage. You can verify this by testing using a good or new power adapter.
If the battery did not charge using the new power adapter, take the battery off the laptop, & using a dry tooth brush, scrub in between the fins of the battery connector on the motherboard & on the battery it self, then put the battery back into the laptop & try again.
If this still did not resolve the problem, then the battery itself could be bad. Try it on another laptop, or try a good or new battery in your laptop.
If this did not work, there might be a possibility that the charging circuitry on the laptop's motherboard is defective & needs servicing. In order to do this, the laptop needs to be disassembled & the motherboard checked for defective/burned out components in the area near the DC jack. Any defective/burned out components found should be replaced, or you might need to replace the laptop's motherboard altogether
Posted on Oct 12, 2010
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Your Battery is Done.
Get a New One!
(it might be cheap or free if you are still under warranty.....so check up on that, but I'm not sure)
But your battery is dead, It has seen better days.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
If you charged up your battery up for 2hrs but didnt increase the percentage or didn't charge up at all it means that your battery is faulty. I have also a same case with you.
Send it to the service center near you and ask them to rplace your battery. Replacement is free if machine is under warrant.y
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
Seems the power board is defective, you need to take this laptop to a service center to check for a new power board or if diy check ebay, you can find a good one there.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Please change you laptop charging holder most the laptop charging holders are not reliable in terms of rough use.
Or check your control penal settings for charging option.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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